Press releases

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) are appealing for witnesses to a horrific incident at Hellingly Country Park yesterday (Thursday 22nd July) around 3pm.

Rescuers Trevor Weeks, Julie Stafford and Jack Ley, from East Sussex WRAS were attending the site after reports of an injured goose, but on their arrival they discovered a severely injured mallard duck struggling to breath. » Read more

Friday evening East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) received a call reporting a young fox trapped in a basement lightwell in front of a house in Brighton. WRAS contacted Brighton & Hove WIldlife Advice & Rescue Service but this is not something they have had previous experience of, so we agreed to attend and help them with the rescue, in return for them keeping hold of the fox and releasing later that night. » Read more

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) has partnered with Bequeathed - Make you will for Good.

Most of the major advances and expansions of WRAS over the years have all been funded either entirely or partially through legacies. They play a vital role in our service and the long term future and development of the charity to help the wildlife of East Sussex. » Read more

Can you spot the baby hoglets?

This hedgehog came into care from Herstmonceux having had her leg tightly entangled in netting.

Due to how tight the netting was and her leg being swollen we have concerns over a ligature injury occuring. She needs to be monitored to ensure no tissue breakdown will occur. We try to ultrasound all female hedgehogs at this time of year to check for signs of pregnancy, and on this occasion she is definitly a soon to be mum. » Read more

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service were called out to a gull entangled in netting on top of a building off Deroos Road/ Selwyn Road Eastbourne yesterday afternoon.

WRAS's transit veterinary ambulance carries ladders to help with such rescues and to avoid the Fire Service needing to respond. However, when rescuers arrived it was obvious that their ladders would not reach. » Read more

At this time of year WRAS's ambulances are very busy. Every day we are returning multiple young gulls to their roof tops to stay with their parents. Those which are sick and injured are taken to our Casualty Centre for Treatment. Big thank you to Bird Aid at Hailsham who we are funding to take on the youngsters which we can't return to their families. Gulls may not be the most popular of wild birds we deal with, and we often have to deal with rude comments from member of the public whilst returning gull chicks to roof tops. But they are a living creature and suffer in the same way as any other living creature does. They still need help and your support. Reg Charity 1108880 » Read more